Are you looking for partial-day summer camps in Columbia? Half and partial-day camps generally are less expensive and take up less time. These summer camps in Columbia are half-day programs or offer partial-day options.
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Classes: H. Haney Golf Academy offers lessons for juniors (kids 6 to 16), groups, and adults. Lessons are offered during the week and on Satrudays.
Summer Camps: H. Haney Golf Academy offers one-week camps for ages 6-16. Campers learn to improve their golfing skills through assessments, drills, and training.
Gymnastics Classes: Classes are offered at multiple locations for kids ages 4 to 12.
BL Gym Monday 4-5 pm & 5-5:45 pm
Kid City: Tuesday 4-4:45 pm
Lexington Leisure Center: Thursday 6-7 pm
Summer Camps: Summer sports camps for kids ages 4 to 9. Camps occur at multiple locations near Columbia, SC. Camp options are available for ninja, nerf and more.
Kid City: Lexington, SC
Saxe Gotha Church: Lexington, SC
Lexington Leisure Center: Lexington, SC
B-L Gym: Batesburg, SC
Crooked Creek Park: Irmo, SC
Saluda Shoals Park: Irmo, SC
Classes: Ballet classes are offered for beginning through advanced students, or age 3 through adult.
Summer Camps: Columbia Ballet School offers two separate Summer Camps: Royal Academy (3-6 year olds) and Superpowers: Simply Marvelous (5-7 year olds). Camp is open to both boys and girls and no dance experience is required.
First Baptist Columbia has several summer camps for kids ages 4-18. Activities and camps revolve around sports, arts, music, and dance to make sure all interests are accounted for.
Challenger Learning Center has several different camp options for children ages 7-18. Camps include Aviation Academy, Robot Camp, Astronaut Academy, Intro to Drone, Artemis Rocket Intro/Advanced, Intro to Aviation, and more! Camps run various lengths.
Animal care camps for kids ages 6 to 8 and 9 to 12. Kids will learn how to treat pets, how to care for animals, and lots more about the roles animals have.
2023 Summer Camps dates are:
The Columbia Children’s Theatre Summer Camp is a week-long experience to get your child moving, learning and having fun. Activities will include acting, set design, playwriting, and more. There are a variety of camp offerings for different age groups.
DIY projects, classes for adults, kids, and families to complete projects together.
Birthday Parties: Parties for ages 6 and up that include all materials, prep, and clean-up. There are a wide variety of crafts t choose from and everyone goes home with the project they have made.
Summer Camp: 4 day summer camps for kids 7 to 14 from 9:30 am to 12 pm. Each week is a different project and crafting focus. Complete projects like tie-dye, string art, pillows, dream catchers, and more.
Town Theatre offers a youth theatre program with a variety of classes and production experiences for youth and teens.
Summer Camp: Town Theatre offers various summer camps for rising kindergartners through rising 12th graders. From cabaret skills to tap dancing to musical theatre and more… there are plenty of options to satisfy the kid who loves performing.
Shelley Smith’s South Carolina Soccer School offers girls both a soccer day camp option, as well as a mini residential camp.
Day Camp: ages 5 through 12, June 12 to 16, 2023 or July 17 to 21, 2023 with half-day and full-day options
Elite Mini Residential Camp: Grades 5 through 9, July 14th to the 16th, 2023.
The Sunshine House offers a summer camp for kids. Themes vary and there’s limited space.
Multiple locations in Columbia, SC
Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission offers a variety of summer camps offered for all ages and interest at the parks. Check the camp guide for fees, dates, times, and detailed information. Registration forms should be returned to Crooked Creek Park or Seven Oaks Park. If you want to email your form, call the park for an email address.
Crooked Creek Park @ 803-345-6181
Seven Oaks Park @ 803-772-3336
Children aged 8 – 16 can enjoy Kayak Camp with the City of Columbia park rangers at Riverfront Park.
Ages 8-11 years old: June 5-9, June 12- 16, and July 10-14; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ages 12-16 years old: June 19-23, July 24-28, and July 31-August 4; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $125.00 per session
Call 803.315.9275 for additional information
Shandon Weekday’s Summer Discovery Program has full and part day options, one-week camps or all summer long.
Classes: Classes for kids beginning at 3 years-old through adults.
Summer Camps: Aletheia Dance Inc. offers a 1-week Summer Camp Intensive for ages 3+. Campers are able to choose from one of 3 intensive tracks, and camp will also include 1-2 enrichment classes.
Kids ages 8 -16 can learn new golf skills or improve on their already-known skills at Golf Camp with the City of Columbia at the James E. Clyburn Golf Center.
Dates: June 5-8, 2023, 9 am to 11 am
Camp Cost: $60.00 for the week
Classes: Mud Club, art classes for kids after school.
Summer Camps: Mad Platter offers camps for young kids ages 3-6, older kids age 7 and up, as well as clay camps for kids ages 9 and up.
Learn to use the pottery wheel with structured pottery lessons. Campers will create a minimum of four projects during the week-long camp.
2023 Camp Information TBA
Heathwood Hall offers a wide variety of summer camps for kids and teens including early childhood options, camps for teens, science, art, sports, and sailing camps.
Sports skills in a non-competitive environment for kids ages 5 to 15. Activities include golf, tennis, swimming, arts and crafts and group games.
The City of Columbia Tennis Camp is for ages 6 – 14 and will focus on tennis skills improvement and practice.
Camp Dates: June 12-16, June 26-30, July 10-14, and July 24-28, 2023,
9 am to 12 pm
Cost: $60.00 per week
Classes: Offers classes in ballet, jazz, hip hop, acro, lyrical, and more for kids. Classes are for kids starting at just 1 year-old (with an adult) on up through teens.
Summer Camps: Summer dance camps for kids ages 2 to 12. Partial day camps are available at a wide variety of times, including evenings. Styles of dance include ballet, jazz, tumbling, hip-hop, and creative movement.
Classes: Offers gymnastics classes for toddlers and preschoolers as well as school-aged children. In addition to gymnastics, they also offer Ninja classes.
Birthday Parties: 1 1/2 hour long party with instructional gym time, foam pit, trampoline, and lots more. Option to add cake service.
Summer Camps: Carolina Gymnastics has a partial-day Summer Camp for children ages 3-12. Activities include gymnastics, crafts, a foam pit, games, snack, and trampoline. There are also themed dress-up days to make the experience even more fun and memorable for kids.
Open Gym Playtime: Play indoors at the gym on select Fridays.
The University of South Carolina offers football camps for kids to learn new techniques and become overall better football players. Campers will be able to learn from current assistant football coaches and current student-athletes at USC.
2023 Camp sessions run June 2 through June 23, 2023.
Classes: Lake Murray Gymnastics offers gymnastics classes for all ages of children, from just walking through the 12th grade. Classes are offered during the school year and summer. They also offer Ninja, Cheer, and a parent’s night out program.
Birthday Parties: Lake Murray Gymnastics offers birthday parties that include one hour of time in the gym with balance, foam pits, trampolines, and more, plus 30 minutes in the party area.
Summer Camps: Lake Murray Gymnastics offers summer camps for preschoolers to school-age where campers will train in small groups and practice gymnastic skills. Kids will also participate in arts & crafts, games, and strength training.
Parent’s Night Out: Ages 4 and up on Friday nights from 6:30 pm to 10 pm. Register in advance.
Coach Heath’s Summer Camps at Hunting Creek are run by state-renowned swim coach Heath Edwards. Camps run for 4-5 days at a time and are available for a variety of ages.
Riverbanks Zoo Camps bring kids and nature face-to-face with animal interactions and more through themed and age-appropriate camps. Camps are for K5 through 6th grade. There is also an option for 3 and 4-year-old camps with an adult.
Full-day and partial-day camps on a variety of topics including arts, sports, STEM, engineering, and academics.
2023 Registrations opens January 19th, 2023.
Kids ages 5 – 16 can enjoy painting, drawing, pottery, and more with the City of Columbia Kids Art Camps at the Columbia Art Center
Time: 9 am – 12 pm
Cost per session: $95.00 per session
9 sessions are available to choose from, with dates from June 5th – August 11th, 2023, and are grouped by age.
Each session focuses on a different theme, including pottery, nature, recycled materials, dogs/cats, and more.
Learn more in the summer camp art brochure.
Themed weeks of summer camp with partial-day and full-day options. Themes include Color Me Crazy, Encanto, Shark Shenanigans, Camp Blastoff, Camp Ahoy, and Sper Hero Camp. You can even try the first day before committing to the full week!